is a small village on the east side of Loch Ken
about north of Castle Douglas
. Historically in Kirkcudbrightshire
it is now in the Dumfries and Galloway
The A713 road from Castle Douglas to Ayr runs through Crossmichael. It is on the 520 bus route. Townhead of Greenlaw is a mile to its south and Parton is to its north.
Crossmichael has a pub, a marina and a church with a distinctive steeple.